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19TH ANNUAL COORS LIGHT MONTANA 200 FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW THRILLS FANS

 (The Spokesman-Review)
(The Spokesman-Review)

Mark Owens and the No. 44 Budweiser Chevrolet stormed to the top of the speed charts with a 13.016-second lap with Gary Lewis in the SEFNCO Communications fell back to second by just .163-seconds.

For Immediate Release: Montana Raceway Park

 

KALISPELL, Mont. (July 18, 2009)-Thousands of race fans packed the Montana Raceway Park grandstands for the first of two nights of racing for the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota and were treated to a thrilling night of racing action capped by Mark Owens run to the pole and the top spot in 200-lap Saturday finale while Mike Obrist and Alex Lessor were part of some exciting drama both in qualifying and in the Fast-12 positioning and B-Main.

 

Owens and the No. 44 Budweiser Chevrolet stormed to the top of the speed charts with a 13.016-second lap with Gary Lewis in the SEFNCO Communications fell back to second by just .163-seconds.

 

Lessor held down the twelfth and final position in the top-12 locked in positions, that was until Mike Obrist ran a 13.325-second lap on his second pass that was a mere .002-seconds faster than Lessor. The run relegated Lessor to the 40-lap consolation race while Obrist went onto victory in the Fast-12 25-lap dash for starting positions.

 

Using a dominating performance behind the wheel of his Army-Navy Chevrolet, Lessor streaked to a 40-lap victory and locked into the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 with a 13th place starting position.

 

In the Westward Bound Construction Flathead Valley Legends Tim Corbett set fast time then worked lapped traffic to perfection en route to a win over Tyler Corpron who trailed first at the stripe by .470-seconds. Adam Bishop, Josh Gross and Jake Bissett rounded out the top-5

 

On Saturday, July 18 the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota takes to the track at 7 p.m MST with opening ceremonies followed by a 40-lap Last Chance Main Event, a 50-lap Westward Bound Construction Flathead Valley Legends main event and then the 200-lap Montana 200. The race will be broadcast live on Montana Country  106.3 The Bear beginning at 8:45 p.m. MST with the green flag scheduled to fly at 9 p.m. Also, www.montanaracewaypark.com will broadcast live video and audio for subscribers.

 

To learn more about the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota log onto www.montanaracewaypark.com or call (406) 257-7223

 

19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200 powered by Kalispell Toyota

Qualifying Results

1)      Mark Owens 13.016 sec.

2)      Gary Lewis 13.179

3)      Dave Garber 13.187

4)      Bodie Morton 13.192

5)      Mark Sundberg 13.224

6)      Erick Hargraves 13.239

7)      Jay Sauls 13.254

8)      Jared Vorse 13.257

9)      Joey Tanner 13.265

10)   Wrango West 13.287

11)   Jason Fraser 13.325

12)   Mike Obrist 13.327

13)   Alex Lessor 13.333

14)   John Nesmith 13.334

15)   Kevin Richards 13.342

16)   Howard Ford 13.350

17)   Troy Schweigert 13.365

18)   Junior Roddy 13.367

19)   Tim Elliott 13.372

20)   Cory Wolfe 13.375

21)   Shelby Thompson 13.421

22)   Agni Howell 13.428

23)   Kirk Hennefer 13.448

24)   Billy Salmonsen 13.491

25)   Amanda MacDonald 13.555

26)   Clint Habart 13.584

27)   Dan Obrist 13.612

28)   Bill Royce 13.679

29)   Braeden Havens 13.756

30)   Forrest Bauer 13.756

31)   Clayton Richert DNQ (engine)

Fast 12 Qualifying Heat Results

1)      Mike Obrist

2)      Wrango West

3)      Jared Vorse

4)      Jason Fraser

5)      Joey Tanner

6)      Mark Owens

7)      Gary Lewis

8)      Bodie Morton

9)      Erick Hargraves

10)   Dave Garber

11)   Mark Sundberg

12)   Jay Sauls

19th Annual Coors Light 200 Montana 200 B-Main Results

1)      Alex Lessor

2)      Shelby Thompson

3)      John Nesmith

4)      Cory Wolfe

5)      Kevin Richards

6)      Howard Ford

7)      Junior Roddy

8)      Tim Elliott

9)      Kirk Hennefer

10)   Amanda MacDonald

11)   Agni Howell

12)   Braeden Havens

13)   Troy Schweigert

14)   Bill Royce

15)   Forrest Bauer

16)   Clint Habart

17)   Billy Salmonsen

18)   Dan Obrist

Initial Starting Line-up for the 19th Annual Coors Light Montana 200

1)      Mark Owens

2)      Gary Lewis

3)      Jared Vorse

4)      Bodie Morton

5)      Wrango West

6)      Dave Garber

7)      Mike Obrist

8)      Joey Tanner

9)      Erick Hargraves

10)   Jason Fraser

11)   Mark Sundberg

12)   Jay Sauls

13)   Alex Lessor

14)   Shelby Thompson

15)   John Nesmith

16)   Cory Wolfe

17)   Kevin Richards

18)   Howard Ford

Westward Bound Construction Flathead Valley Legends 50-Lap Main Event Finish

1)      Tim Corbett

2)      Tyler Corpron

3)      Adam Bishop

4)      Josh Gross

5)      Jake Bissett

6)      Scott Dalla

7)      Joey Bissett

8)      Kyle Koehler

9)      Brandon Sickler

10)   Billy Graham

11)   Dave Daughtry

12)   Ron Custer

13)   Tfyini West

14)   Spike Schultze

15)   Devin Clayton

16)   Zach Havens

17)   Leroy Brush

18)   Jake Grosswiler




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